The Plum Blossom Coin design dates back to the Ming Dynasty and takes the shape of the auspicious plum blossom flower. Plum blossom symbolizes confidence, determination, perseverance, persistence and longevity because of its ability to bloom beautifully in extreme cold weather.
On one side of the coins carries the Chinese characters "chang ming sou fu kui, literraly meaning a long life filled with happiness and fortune. On the reverse side is inscribed with the 5 auspicious Feng Shui symbols: the magpie for good news and happiness, the deer for longevity and carefree life, the bat for prosperity and good fortune, the peach for good health and long life, and a gold ingot for good fortune and wealth luck.
This item is ideal for people who lack the spirit or luck to be successful and to be somebody in life. The Plum Blossom Coin is said to boost one confidence and determination so that one will reach greater heights and achieve his aspirations, and therefore have a good life. People who often use this amulet are businessmen, salesmen, students, newly graduates, politicians etc.
According to Feng Shui grandmasters in ancient China, the shape of the plum blossom is the secret that renders this amulet powerful. Plum blossom are able to withstand the adversity of winter. In fact, the harsher the weather, the more beautiful and dense the flowers will bloom and blossom. That is why plum blossoms are regarded as one of the ultimate Feng Shui symbol for perseverance, strong willpower, dedication, persistence, indomitability, fearlessness, fortitude and tenacity.
Since ancient time, the Deer has been a symbol of speed, endurance and longevity. In Feng Shui, Deer can represent the role of "Sau", one of the three star deities who is the God of Longevity. That is why sometimes you can see a deer accompanying the God of Longevity, among other longevity symbols like the Peach and cranes. Many Chinese good symbols derived their meaning from how they are sound in Chinese. As for Deer, the Chinese name is "Luk" which sounds like "wealth and fortune". Combined, the deer promises a long life filled with prosperity and good health. Many Feng Shui masters would recommend the use of the deer symbols in your collection of good luck Feng Shui symbols because it is very auspicious to have the image of deer in our homes or business premises. Deer brings not only prosperity and longevity to a person but to companies and businesses as well. The presence of the image of deer brings a happy long life to the entire family and growing prosperity. The deer is also often associated with career advancement.
On the other hand, the bat signifies riches, health, longevity, love and a natural death at a ripe age. It represents the "yang" symbol of prosperity. The bat would bring us great happiness and a peaceful life with little problems. The presence of bat in homes and offices is an auspicious symbol for those who are seriously looking for long lasting health and wealth.
Next, another popular symbol of longevity in Feng Shui is the peach. The peach is always seen carried by Sau Sing Kung (one of the three Star Gods Fuk Luk Sau). This heavenly fruit is also a symbol of marriage and immortality. Legend has it that the Peach fruit is served in the heaven during birthdays of deities. It is the main ingredient for making immortality pills. According to the infamous Chinese epic "Journey to the West", the Monkey God stole peaches of immortality from the garden of the Goddess of the West and attained immortality.
Magpie is regarded as the "bird of happiness". A famous Chinese folklore has it that magpies helped the meeting of a farmer who fell in love with a fairy of the Jade Emperor in the heaven by arranging themselves to form a stair that connects the earth and heaven. Magpies are therefore also known as the bird that connects earth to heaven. It is believed that the the presence of magpies bring happiness and unlimited opportunities. It is said that if you see a pair of magpies in your home or living space, it's a extremely good omen. You will be successful in your endeavours or pursuits whether if you are finding a new job, starting a new business venture, finding a spouse, dreaming of striking rich, trying to conceive, recovering from sickness, getting promotion, searching for fame and passing examinations. Magpies are also a symbol that connects and strengthens the love relationship between lovers who live far apart, facing all sorts of resistance and experiencing objections from family members, just like the forbidden love between the farmer and fairy. They will make your relationship work for you.
Last but not least, gold ingots are ancient Chinese currency for exchanging expensive merchandise. The shape of a gold ingot resembles a smiley face and is designed this way by ancient Feng Shui masters because gold ingots are so precious they trigger happiness when one sees it. The shape is of a gold ingot is said to be perfect for emitting wealth energy. Gold ingots were owned in ancient times by emperors, high ranking officials, rich merchants and tycoons only. Gold ingots are highly recommended by all Feng Shui masters as the symbol of riches, fortune, prosperity, wealth and abundance.
Carry this amulet in your handbags, briefcases or pockets. Hang it in the car, at the work place, in the bedroom, at the cashiers or on the doorknob.
Length (Including tassel): 30cm
Diameter of Coin: 5.5cm